Our Mission Statement

We are an independent firm offering counseling services from our location in Northwest Iowa. Our services provide individuals of all ages the time, space and comfort that enables them to share and explore their stories. Providing guidance through this exploration allows individuals to discover new ideas, resolutions and strategies so they may enjoy personal victories and growth. We are committed to delivering our service with focus, care, respect, passion and support.

 

Our Staff:

“For me, it’s about seeing our clients achieve personal victories.”

Gary_7294WGary Zeutenhorst, ACSW, LISW, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy.

“We are a fairly small organization that believes in treating our clients with a great amount of respect. We work hard to make sure our office provides a comfortable place for those who come here. It really is a chance to explore their stories and to help find the tools that will make them more successful and able to enjoy life.

“Clients can create balance in their lives which reduces stress and gives them more energy. They are able to become more productive in their personal and professional lives. They find motivation to do the things they enjoy while making better choices.”

Gary has special interest and training in treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, Christian counseling, coaching, job/work related stressors, hypnosis and other mental health concerns.

If interested in hypnosis, see resource page for more information. Or, contact Gary at 712-262-6111.

 

 

“Everyone has the answer inside themselves. Sometimes they just need help in finding it.”

Rhonda_7277WRhonda Jager-Pippy, LISW, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, adults, couples and families.

“I believe this is a place that supports people in their personal growth so they feel more capable of dealing with day-to-day issues,” said Rhonda. “Each of us becomes invested in our clients. We are passionate about what we do. I honor and respect those I see, because of their bravery. It is not always easy to take the first step.

“Clients can learn to manage their stress, resolve conflicts. They learn to access their own wisdom and can become more successful in all aspects of their life. Personal relationships become more effective and positive. Clients can discover their underlying beliefs, feelings and responses which gives them an understanding of their behaviors. ”

Rhonda has special interest and training in individual, marital and family therapy, Christian counseling, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, working with children and adolescents and parenting concerns.

 

 

“I have been blessed. I want to pay back and give to others. People are important.”

Terry_7284WTerry Huisman, LMHC, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical mental health counselor credentialed in school and mental health counseling. Terry has training in IATP Self-regulation, neuro-biofeedback, Lifespan Integration Therapy, enhancing his Master level training in both school and community agency mental health.

“Sometimes it’s nice to have someone walking alongside going through life’s challenges,” said Terry.

Since 2006, Terry has assisted people in dealing with grief, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, job and financial issues, anxiety, depression, other mental health concerns and Christian counseling.

 

 

“I do it for the kids. They can be successful when given an environment to grow.”

Rachel_7272WRachel Wassenaar, LISW, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in social work. Rachel has worked in a hospital on a mental health unit with children and adults, volunteered at a domestic abuse shelter, been a first responder to sexual assaults, worked with children with intellectual disabilities, and has been doing therapy since 2008.

“I love being someone people can share anything with, especially in difficult times,” said Rachel. “I see it as an art because everyone is different. I work a lot with parents and their children and sometimes it’s about providing the tools for parenting. I am invested with my clients and try to give them something to go towards.

“Children can gain more confidence and do better in school, along with gaining improved social skills and stronger relationships. And, for both the parents and children, they can learn how to enjoy being together.”

Rachel’s therapeutic approach is a non- judgmental, family centered approach. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Lifespan Integration.

 

Stacey DeJager, Office manager, will answer any questions you might have and assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of our counseling staff.